Vietnamania - CycleBlaze


A tale of the unexpected in a country we hadn't intended to visit

By Leo Woodland
1,683 km (1,045 miles) over 52 days between Nov. 16, 2016 and Jan. 6, 2017
Well, fancy that... heart 2
Seeing an elephant and being told it's a rabbit heart 3
Swarming with the fish: Saigon to Dan Tieng heart 4
Make peace sign, make peace sign!: Dan Tieng to An Loc heart 8
Over the border: An Loc to Snoul (Cambodia) heart 10
The glories of liquid sugar: Snoul towards Senmonorom heart 6
The day of great suffering: To Senmonorom heart 7
Does your country have elephants? heart 17
How to catch a train heart 6
Elephants know your darkest secrets heart 5
Calamity Steph heart 4
English as she is spoke: Quy Nhon heart 2
The shame of being French: Hanoi heart 10
On the road again!: Ninh Binh heart 10
Lost: Ninh Binh to Nga Son heart 13
Crossing the water: Nga Son to Sam Son heart 9
No, no that way: Sam Son to Hailam heart 8
The Vietnam war breaks out: Hailam to Dien Chau heart 8
At last: a cyclist!: Dien Chau to Vinh heart 8
Necessarily dull: Vinh to Ha Tinh heart 4
Flying the yellow and white: Ha Tinh to Tan Ap heart 5
Give me money: Tan Ap to Badon heart 5
We're from Straya: Badon to Vinh Linh heart 3
Coming back through the window: Vinh Linh to Dong Ho heart 8
How old are you?: Dong Ho to Hue heart 12
Of emperors and palaces: Hue heart 7
Over the top, grumbling: Hue to Lang Co heart 6
Hi, Hai Van: Lang Co to Danang heart 5
Suffering Scotsman: To Dalat heart 2
Vietnam from the inside: Dalat to Dai Ninh heart 4
Blue-eyed brother: Dai Ninh to Luong Son heart 4
Military trespass: Luong Son to Binh Sum heart 4
Chance encounters: Binh Sum to Ho Coc heart 2
The Master Plan: Ho Coc to Vung Tau heart 5
Never what you hope: Vung Tau to Saigon heart 11
Conclusions heart 3